Psychology in the Courts

  • Filename: psychology-in-the-courts.
  • ISBN: 9781134697410
  • Release Date: 2013-01-11
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Raymond R. Corrado
  • Publisher: Routledge

This book provides a useful overview of the latest research into the interaction between psychology and the courts. Leading scholars and practitioners review recent research and practice in a number of principal areas: * adolescents in the legal system * the role of juries * competency to stand trial * conditional release * eyewitness evidence and testimony * the role of the victims.

The Psychology of Crime Policing and Courts

  • Filename: the-psychology-of-crime-policing-and-courts.
  • ISBN: 1138931217
  • Release Date: 2016-05-06
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Andreas Kapardis
  • Publisher: Routledge

This book brings together an international group of experts to present cutting-edge psychological research on crime, policing and courts. With contributors from the UK, Germany, Italy, Norway, Cyprus, Israel, Canada and the USA, this volume explores some of the most interesting and contemporary areas of criminological and legal psychology. " The Psychology of Crime, Policing and Courts "is divided into three parts. Part I explores crime and anti-social behaviour, including the concentration of offending within families, juvenile delinquency, adolescent bullying, cyberbullying, violence risk assessment, and psychopathy. Part II examines policing and the detection of deception, with chapters on interrogational practices, police interviews of children, and modern detection methods. Part III focuses on courts and sentencing, with chapters exploring wrongful convictions, the role of juries, extra-legal factors in sentencing decisions and an examination of sentencing itself. Representing the forefront of research in developmental criminology and criminological and legal psychology, this book is a comprehensive resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying psychology and criminology, with particular value for those studying forensic psychology. This book is also a valuable resource for psychologists, lawyers, social scientists and law enforcement personnel.

Psychological Evaluations for the Courts Third Edition

  • Filename: psychological-evaluations-for-the-courts-third-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781606237397
  • Release Date: 2007-09-18
  • Number of pages: 930
  • Author: Gary B. Melton
  • Publisher: Guilford Press

This is the definitive reference and text for both mental health and legal professionals. The authors offer a uniquely comprehensive discussion of the legal and clinical contexts of forensic assessment, along with best-practice guidelines for participating effectively and ethically in a wide range of criminal and civil proceedings. Presented are findings, instruments, and procedures related to criminal and civil competencies, civil commitment, sentencing, personal injury claims, antidiscrimination laws, child custody, juvenile justice, and more.

Expert Psychological Testimony for the Courts

  • Filename: expert-psychological-testimony-for-the-courts.
  • ISBN: 0805856471
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 321
  • Author: Mark Costanzo
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

During the past two decades, the frequency and range of expert testimony by psychologists have increased dramatically. Courts now routinely hear expert testimony from clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychologists. Expert Psychological Testimony for the Courts provides a comprehensive, research-based analysis of the content, ethics, and impact of expert testimony. This book features leading scholars who have contributed to the scientific foundation for expert testimony and who have also served as expert witnesses. The opening chapter explores issues surrounding the admissibility of expert testimony, and the closing chapter explores the ethics and limits of psychological testimony. Each of the intervening chapters focuses on a different area of expert testimony: forensic identification, police interrogations and false confessions, eyewitness identification, sexual harassment, mitigation in capital cases, the insanity defense, battered women, future dangerousness, and child custody. These chapters describe the typical content of expert testimony in a particular area, evaluate the scientific foundation for testimony, examine how jurors respond to expert testimony, and suggest ways in which legal standards or procedures might be modified in light of psychological research. This groundbreaking book should be on the shelf of every social scientist interested in the legal system and every trial attorney who is likely to retain a psychologist as an expert witness. It can also serve as a text for advanced courses in psychology, legal studies, criminal justice, law, and sociology.

Writing Reports for Court

  • Filename: writing-reports-for-court.
  • ISBN: 9781875378807
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 204
  • Author: Jack White
  • Publisher: Australian Academic Press

This text examines relevant mental health state legislation relating to criminal, civil and family courts and then sets out a logical structure for writing reports for such matters. The use of psychological tests and their utility in providing useful objective data for courts is also examined. Three chapters are devoted to questions central to an expert offering an 'opinion' in court.

Forensic Psychology Reconsidered

  • Filename: forensic-psychology-reconsidered.
  • ISBN: 9781317234272
  • Release Date: 2015-10-30
  • Number of pages: 228
  • Author: David Polizzi
  • Publisher: Routledge

Forensic psychology is where psychology meets the criminal justice system. An understanding of the intersection of criminal law and psychological issues relating to criminal responsibility is critical for criminal justice students. This accessible text focuses on the criminal law implications of forensic psychology as it relates to topics such as competency to stand trial, state of mind at the time of the crime, suicide by cop, and involuntary psychiatric medication administered in custody. Unlike more traditional texts on this topic, which are primarily concerned with the clinical practice of forensic psychology, this book focuses on critical thinking as it relates to these topics. Each chapter presents a critical analysis of the topic under study, going beyond merely identifying the legal parameters of criminal responsibility to explore the ethical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of that concept.

Psychological Expertise in Court

  • Filename: psychological-expertise-in-court.
  • ISBN: 1409491714
  • Release Date: 2012-12-28
  • Number of pages: 204
  • Author: Dr Daniel A Krauss
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Expertise in Court: Perspectives on Testimony is the second of a two-volume set on the Psychology of the Courtroom. The authors, a renowned group of psychology and legal scholars, offer definitive coverage of the use of psychological expert testimony and evidence in a variety of legal contexts. They explore the controversies that surround it, from questions of its admissibility to its effects on eventual juror decisions. A wide range of topics are covered including system and estimator variables in eyewitness identification, expert testimony on psychological syndromes, the insanity defence and sexual harassment, how child sexual abuse is used by the courts, and recent research on false confessions. They also provide a comparative analysis exploring how different types of psychological expert testimony and evidence are used by different countries’ legal systems. All the chapters conclude by making specific recommendations for how psychological research and information could be better utilized by courts around the world.

The Psychology of the Supreme Court

  • Filename: the-psychology-of-the-supreme-court.
  • ISBN: 0198041756
  • Release Date: 2006-03-16
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Lawrence S. Wrightsman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

With the media spotlight on the recent developments concerning the Supreme Court, more and more people have become increasingly interested in the highest court in the land. Who are the justices that run it and how do they make their decisions? The Psychology of the Supreme Court by Lawrence S. Wrightsman is the first book to thoroughly examine the psychology of Supreme Court decision-making. Dr. Wrightsman's book seeks to help us understand all aspects of the Supreme Court's functioning from a psychological perspective. This timely and comprehensive work addresses many factors of influence including, the background of the justices, how they are nominated and appointed, the role of their law clerks, the power of the Chief Justice, and the day-to-day life in the Court. Dr. Wrightsman uses psychological concepts and research findings from the social sciences to examine the steps of the decision-making process, as well as the ways in which the justices seek to remain collegial in the face of conflict and the degree of predictability in their votes. Psychologists and scholars, as well as those of us seeking to unravel the mystery of The Supreme Court of the United States will find this book to be an eye-opening read.

Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behavior

  • Filename: current-perspectives-in-forensic-psychology-and-criminal-behavior.
  • ISBN: 9781412958318
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 329
  • Author: Curt R. Bartol
  • Publisher: SAGE

Providing cutting-edge research in police and correctional psychology, the psychology of crime and victimization, and psychology as applied to criminal and civil courts, this dynamic reader addresses key topics in each of three major course areas - criminal behaviour, forensic psychology, and psychology and law. Highlighting how forensic psychology has contributed to the understanding of criminal behaviour and crime prevention, the editors have assembled new published journal articles, as well as commentaries written specifically for this book by forensics experts, to provide an overview of the wide array of prevalent theories in this field.

Forensic Child Psychology

  • Filename: forensic-child-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9781118421154
  • Release Date: 2014-12-02
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Matthew Fanetti
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

A guide to working effectively with children in the criminal justice system Uniquely designed to train psychology, criminology, and social work students to work with children in the criminal justice system—both in the courtroom and as clinical clients—Forensic Child Psychology presents current research and practice-based knowledge to improve the judicial and child welfare systems. Authors Matthew Fanetti, William T. O'Donohue, Rachel N. Happel, and Kresta N. Daly bring their combined expertise in child psychology, forensic interviewing, and criminal prosecution to bear on the process of obtaining accurate information from children involved in legal proceedings, preparing professionals to work with: Children who are victims of crime Children who are perpetrators of crime Children who are witnesses of crime The book also covers related topics, including mandated reporting, the structure of juvenile justice and advocacy systems, and contains sidebars, summaries, glossaries, and study questions to assist with material mastery. This is an excellent resource for students of child psychopathology in psychology, social work, nursing, and criminal justice at the graduate and late undergraduate stage of their educations.

Psychology and Law

  • Filename: psychology-and-law.
  • ISBN: 0521531616
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 429
  • Author: Andreas Kapardis
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is the authoritative work for students and professionals in psychology and law.

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